To celebrate fifteen years of performing the iconic and timeless debut album The Lexicon of Love album in its entirety, ABC have announced a full UK tour for February 2024 including a date at The London Palladium.

Martin Fry’s timeless The Lexicon Of Love went straight to number one upon release. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude, the album spawned timeless tracks such Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love, Tears Are Not Enough, and All Of My Heart. The album saw ABC enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time.

The Lexicon Of Love Orchestra tour first came to fruition in 2009 with countless 5 star reviews from a one off show At The Royal Albert Hall with Martin donning his iconic gold lame suit. It sees Martin joined by Southbank Sinfonia and long time collaborator Anne Dudley as conductor for a truly magical evening celebrating this pop masterpiece. 2024 will be fifteen years since that first partnership that sees audiences returning again and again.

ABC fronted by Martin Fry were formed in Sheffield in the 1980’s when they decided they wanted to fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique post punk vision. ABC’s debut album The Lexicon Of Love went to number one and sold over a million records. To date ABC have released nine studio albums: The Lexicon Of Love (’82), Beauty Stab (’83), How To Be A Zillionaire (’85), Alphabet City (’87), Up (’89), Abracadabra (’91), Skyscraping (’97) and Traffic (’08). A mere 36 years since the release of their landmark debut album ABC returned with their resounding triumph The Lexicon Of Love II which immediately entered into the top five.

Worldwide hits and six studio albums later; ABC demonstrate that even now over forty years on from The Lexicon Of Love, Martin Fry’s song-writing and musicianship is still as contemporary as it was in the beginning.



Date Venue
Mon 5th The Dome Brighton
Tue 6th Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
Thu 8th City Hall Sheffield
Fri 9th Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
Sat 10th The Sage Gateshead
Mon 12th Symphony Hall Birmingham
Tue 13th Bath Forum
Thu 15th Philharmonic Hall Liverpool
Fri 16th Bridgewater Hall Manchester
Sat 17th The London Palladium
Tue 20th Guildhall Portsmouth
Thu 22nd The London Palladium

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